Have you ever experienced the sad reality of finishing a heartbreaking book? That's what happens to me a lot. Having recently finished The Perks of Being a Wallflower for the second time, I didn't know what to do with myself at the end. It was an amazing read, even better than the first time, but really sad. I was thinking of picking up Room but I'm scared of being sad again, so I put together a list of my comfort book (like comfort foods basically) that I might reread next time I experience a book trauma (??) like this one!
1) Anna and the French Kiss, by Stephanie Perkins
This doesn't even require an explanation at this point. This book is cute, funny and the characters are easy to love. Everything about this book, the people, the plot, the setting is perfect if you need to be cheered up. The rest of the series is just as good!
2) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, by J.K. Rowling
The third and my favourite installment. I could've taken any other HP book to be honest, but the other ones kind of make me cry. This one has an amazing plot line and a very happy ending. Plus, Sirius Black is my favourite character, so...
3) Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery
This is easily my favourite book of all times, just because it makes me smile as I read it. Never have I been so sucked into a little girl's life, and laughed at everything she did. The happiness and innocence of youth are prominent themes throughout the book, and Anne's way of thinking will make you soooo happy. Plus, this book was given to soldiers in WWI (or WWII) to give them hope and happiness!
4) Carry On, by Rainbow Rowell
I was thinking Fangirl at first, because that book does make me happy, but I have to admit I preferred Carry On way more. The characters in Fangirl weren't as relatable as I expected them to be, and some of them were irritating at times. However, Simon Snow's story sucked me in like Harry Potter did, and the love story made me aww the WHOLE TIME! Ask my friend Maxine, I was crying the whole time and fangirling like an idiot. I will definitely reread this book when I'll feel sad, because there's no way Simon x Baz won't cheer me up.
5) Le Journal d'Aurélie Laflamme, by India Desjardins
I have talked about this series on this blog a few times before, but if you don't know what this series is, it is basically 8 books following a young, socially awkward and nerdy, very relatable girl, as she goes through high school (in Quebec it is 5 years). We follow her first love, first break up, first job, prom, etc. Although sometimes it dealt with harder topics, it is very lighthearted throughout most of the book and incredibly funny. I loved the characters and what she went through. My copies of these books are in such bad condition, because I read them everywhere (I even spilled pasta sauce on one of the pages) but I could never imagine replacing them.
So here were 5 books that I would read as a comfort read, and I would suggest you check these out too! These were all very lighthearted and cheer up books, in case you ever finish a sad book and don't know what to do with yourself...